University to host conference on creating a sustainable world

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ORONO – Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions is scheduled to host a talk by Micah Pawling from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, October 4, on how history, especially Wabanaki’s story, can help create a more sustainable society.

All items in the centre’s Sustainability Talks series are free and offered both remotely via Zoom and in person at 107 Norman Smith Hall on the University of Maine campus at Orono.

Registration is required to participate via Zoom; to register and receive login information, go to umaine.edu/return.

In this talk, “Why We Need History to Create a Sustainable World: Perspectives from Wabanaki’s History,” Pawling will explore the importance of historical research in the context of a sustainable society.

Pawling is an Associate Professor of History and Native American Studies at UMaine whose research interests include the ethnohistory of the Wabanaki peoples of northern New England and eastern Canada. As a recipient of the Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship, he collaborates with the Passamaquoddy Tribe of Indian Township (Motahkomikuk) on the history of the community.

His forthcoming book focuses on the water landscapes of Wabanaki in the 19th century.

Face covers are currently required until at least September 30 for students, staff, faculty, visitors and others when inside a University of Maine system facility.

Updates for this event will be posted on the event webpage. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Ruth Hallsworth at 207-581-3196 or [email protected].


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